Historical Events In 1976
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Jun 09 On this day in history james A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
Jun 10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome in the year 1976.
Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103 in the year 1976.
Jun 12 The Navy phased out the last C-117 (Douglas DC-3), perhaps the most famous transport plane of all time. The last C-117 was flown from Pensacola to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, the boneyard for obsolete military aircraft on this day in history.
Jun 13 In the year 1976 don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
Jun 14 On this day in history "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
Jun 16 On this day in history francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
Jun 16 On this day in history student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa
Jun 19 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth in the year 1976.
Jun 23 On this day in history cCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
Jun 25 Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66 in the year 1976.
Jun 28 On this day in history stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
Jun 29 In the year 1976 leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
Jun 29 Seychelles gains independence from Britain in the year 1976.
Jun 30 On this day in history a Naval Aviator tradition came to an end when brown shoes were stricken from the officers' and chiefs' uniforms. The tradition initially distinguished the Brown Shoe Navy of the aviators from the black shoes of the surface officers.
Jul 01 On this day in history kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors
Jul 02 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam on this day in history.
Jul 02 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Jul 02 Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual in the year 1976.
Jul 03 103 hostages were rescued by an Israeli commando unit in a raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda. 106 hostages had been taken from a hijacked Air France airliner on its way to Paris from Tel Aviv. Seven pro-Palestinian guerrilla hijackers, 20 Ugandan soldiers and 3 hostages were killed in the raid in the year 1976.
Jul 03 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58 in the year 1976.
Jul 03 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers on this day in history.
Jul 06 First women enter Naval Academy on this day in history.
Jul 06 On this day in history soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
Jul 07 In the year 1976 gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
Jul 07 On this day in history viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
Jul 09 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe in the year 1976.
Jul 11 In the Panama-Colombia Border Region, The foreshock, a magnitude 6.7, was followed by a major earthquake of magnitude 7.0 four hours later. Several injured and10 houses and 1 bridge were destroyed in the area in the year 1976.
Jul 12 In the year 1976 ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.
Jul 13 In the year 1976 courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin
Jul 13 On this day in history max Butting, composer, dies at 87
Jul 14 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY on this day in history.
Jul 15 In the year 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif